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Tetra Plex C10-ECO

Plate heat exchanger

Application Control system

Pasteurization and general cooling/heating of dairy, beverage, viscous The PLC based control system has a reliable power supply with
and other liquid food products. programmable interface utilizing standard Allen Bradley/Rockwell
components. The unit is controlled from the logic menus on the touch
Working Principle screen and can easily be reconfigured. This flexible control system
allows communication with other equipment via a standard Ethernet
A plate heat exchanger consists of a pack of corrugated metal plates connection.
with port holes for the passage of two fluids between which heat trans- In addition, the control system monitors bolt torque as well as speed
fer will take place. The plate pack is assembled between a fixed frame and will interrupt the movement if any saturation or other unexpected
plate and a movable pressure plate and is compressed by tightening values occur.
The plates are designed to meet the highest requirements in sanitary
Frame unit applications. The combination of high pressing depth and a pattern
The Tetra Plex C10-ECO with automatic opening and closing has an with relatively few contact points provides longer operation time
electrical drive system supported with six pulling tie bars, which moves without interruptions. The distribution pattern assures an even flow
the pressure plate inside the frame. over the entire plate. The ports have a diameter enabling cleaning in
The drive unit is based on a standard electrical motor with sensors place (CIP).
in combination with precise lubrication free timing belts and life time The plates are fitted with a gasket which seals the inter-plate channel
lubricated gearboxes which transfer the torque. and directs the fluids into alternate channels. Connections may be
Each tie bar has a clean and open seal free design nut, which can only located in the frame plate, the pressure plate and the connection
be relocated in one position to guarantee the synchronization between plate.
the bolts. The two middle tie bars are removable and designed with
quick connections.
A single unit may comprise several heat exchanger sections, separated May carry
by connection plates with interchangeable connections. the CE mark
Control system
Tetra Plex C10-ECO PLC based control system with programming features.
Plate pack
User interface
The chevron corrugation pattern of the plates provides a passage
between the plates and supports each plate against the adjacent one. Logic menus on 6 inch full color touch screen monitor. Access to other
It also enhances the turbulence, resulting in efficient heat transfer. equipment via Ethernet.
Different chevron angles are available, in order to obtain optimal heat
transfer at a given pressure drop. A unique distribution area provides
an efficient flow over the plate surface. The hanging system enables Fulfills CE safety regulations. Cable-car switch for emergency stop.
easy handling of the plates in the frame. Furthermore, the corner Main cabinet is equipped with emergency stop. Key switch and pin
guiding provides a strong plate pack. The plates are reversible and code PLC limits access for authorized personnel.
have parallel flow; only one type of gasket is needed.
Dimensions (inch)
The plates are supplied with glue-free Clip-On gaskets that are easy to
replace, even when the plates are hanging in the frame. The material
of gaskets are selected for safe use in connection with food products.

Standard Materials
Frame unit

Frame plate and pressure plate are in mild steel, clad with stainless 155, 202 or 250
steel with a glass-blasted finish. All parts subject to product wetting
are in acid-proof stainless steel.
Overall length varies depending on number of plates and connecting
Plates plates. Cabinet width 48 inch. Recommended free space around the
unit is 5 feet at sides and frame head end.
Stainless steel grade AISI 316 (1.4401).
Diameter 4 inch
NBRFF or EPDMFF. Clip-On design.
Technical Data
Surface 6.5 ft2. Overall dim. 59 x 19.5 inch. Port dim. 4 inch.
Connections Unpressed plate thickness; inch 0.0279/0.0354.

TRI-CLAMP is standard. DIN, SMS, B.S./RJT and IDF/ISO male parts
are available. Others on request.
Optional Equipment

Code 63821 us
- Thermometer pocket and nib with ventilation cock1)
Max. working pressure - Thermometer pocket1)
Frame ECO - 200 psi overpressure / 302 F. - Connection for 2 inch pressure transmitter1)
Complies with 3A standard and with PED 97/23/EC. - Protection sheet

2009 Tetra Pak Processing Components AB, Lund, Sweden

- Bolt protections of stainless steel
Capacity - Test certificates and material certificate
Pasteurization, low-viscous products 149 000 PPH - Testing by authorized inspection company
Pasteurization, cheese milk, low-viscous 200 000 PPH At through pass corners in connection plates.
Heating/Cooling, low-viscous products 300 000 PPH
Electric motor Tetra Plex plate heat exchangers are designed for optimum utility
20 HP consumption and heat recovery for each specific case. The exact
energy consumption depends on the duty the specific heat exchanger
Power supply performs. Tetra Plex plate heat exchangers consist of parts that can be
separated for recycling purposes.
3 x 460 VAC, 60A, 60 Hz

We reserve the right to introduce design modifications without prior notice, Tetra Pak, ,
PROTECTS WHATS GOOD and Tetra Plex are trademarks belonging to the Tetra Pak Group.